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Police: Student charged with possession of stun-gun

May 14, 2018 02:26 pm

BETHLEHEM — Bethlehem Police charged a student from Bethlehem Central High School with weapons possession after the unidentified student was found with a stun-gun, according to a statement from the police department.

On Friday, May 11, at 11:40 a.m., police were called to the high school by administrators for a student who was allegedly found to be in possession of an electronic stun-gun.

The student was seen showing the stun-gun to other students in the high school parking lot, police said.

The identity of the student has not been revealed because of their age.

“Police are withholding the identity of the student, as they qualify for youthful offender status pursuant to the Criminal Procedure Law of New York State,” according to the statement. “As of this time there is no indication that the student threatened anyone with the device, or that the device was brought into the building at any time.”

The student was arrested and charged with one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor.

The student was released on an appearance ticket and is expected in Bethlehem Court on June 5.

“The Bethlehem Police Department and the Bethlehem Central School District continue to work together to ensure the utmost level of safety and security for the students and community, as well as to ensure the highest and safest quality learning environment possible,” the police statement reads.